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Table 1 Composition and nutrient levels (air-dry basis, %) of the starter diet (1–21 d of age)

From: Responses to dietary levels of methionine in broilers medicated or vaccinated against coccidia under Eimeria tenella-challenged condition

Ingredient Content
Corn 55.04
Wheat 5.00
Dehulled soybean meal 35.00
Soybean oil 1.30
Dicalcium phosphate 1.85
Limestone 1.16
Choline chloride 0.10
Salt 0.32
L-lysine·HCl 0.03
Vitamin Premixa 0.10
Trace-element premixb 0.10
Total 100
Nutrient levelc Content
ME (Mcal/kg) 2.90
Crude protein 21.00
Lysine 1.07
Methionine 0.31
Methionine+cystine 0.68
Threonine 0.76
Calcium 1.00
Available phosphorus 0.45
  1. aProvided per kg of diet: vitamain A, 8000 IU; vitamain D3,2000 IU; vitamain E,15 IU; vitamain K3, 1.5 mg; thiamine, 2 mg; riboflavin, 5 mg; pyridoxine, 5 mg; vitamain B12, 0.02 mg; folic acid, 0.7 mg; nicotinic acid, 40 mg; pantothenic acid, 12 mg; biotin, 0.2 mg
  2. bProvided per kg of diet: copper, 10 mg (as copper sulfate); iron, 90 mg (as ferrous sulfate); manganese, 100 mg (as manganese sulfate); zinc, 100 mg (as zinc sulfate); selenium, 0.3 mg (as sodium selenite); iodine, 0.5 mg (as calcium iodate)
  3. cME is metabolizable energy and is a calculated value. Other nutrient levels are measured values